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Sep 09 2013

The World runs on Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops

Last week I launched a SurveyMonkey poll to determine what VDI desktop user assignment model the industry, administrators and organizations are currently using in live production deployments.

 

A quick retrospect first –

Couple months back I wrote an article entitled ‘Open letter to non-persistent VDI fanboys…‘ providing reasons to why persistent VDI makes more sense nowadays for the large majority of use cases. A number of community members have chimed in and that culminated into a live debate during VMworld 2013 that was mediated by Gunnar Berger, research director for Gartner’s IT Professionals Services (debate here).

In my recent article ‘The Real VDI Status Quo‘ I re-posted one of my tweets “VDI Status Quo for past few years has been NonP. To be fair,going Persistent is what is actually changing the Status Quo for VDI“.

Guise Bule from TuCloud commented in my blog post “This doesn’t make any sense to me at all Andre. NonP has never been the status quo on the ground, its just still not widely deployed enough to be even considered the status quo. Half of the space still doesn’t get nonP.”

I then proposed and promoted a survey to find out what the The Real VDI Status Quo really is. I left the survey running untill 111 responses were complete, but as I am using a basic SurveyMonkey (free) subscription I am only able to report the first 100 responses. Anyway, the result will speak for itself.

In those 100 responses there were more than 130,000 VDI seats and the vast majority of those seats are using non-persistent user assignment today.

 

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“VDI Status Quo for past few years has been NonP. To be fair,going Persistent is what is actually changing the Status Quo for VDI.”

 

This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.

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